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Game day 25: Winnipeg Jets @ Colorado Avalanche
By Goose2 months ago
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The Winnipeg Jets (14-8-2) are on the road for four games starting tonight against the Colorado Avalanche (16-7-2). Tonight’s contest should be great one as both teams are fighting to be the top team in the Central Division at the end of the season.
The Avalanche are back in the win column after defeating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on December 5th. Prior to that, the Avs would drop three straight games.
The Jets are flying high after winning their last two games the last win was a stressful one where they would beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Big kudos to Laurent Brossoit, who picked up the win after stopping 42 of 43 shots.
Yesterday Scott Billeck Tweeted that Logan Stanley and Dylan Samberg were playing together during practice with Nate Schmidt and Declan Chisholm being the extra defencemen. Vlad Namestnikov was not in the line rushes and is most likely to miss this game.
Connor Hellebuyck will draw back in as the starter for Winnipeg tonight. In his last 5 starts he has allowed seven goals against. This season he has an 11-6-1 record. In his last five starts against the Avalanche the Jets’ starter has picked up seven of a possible 10 points.
Alexandar Georgiev should get the nod for the division leading Avalanche. This season he has a 14-6-0 record with a .902 save percentage and 2.86 goals against average. Against the Jets he has picked five of eight points for his team but doesn’t have stellar numbers as he a 3.00 goals against average and an .878 save percentage against the Jets.
Connor – Scheifele – Ehlers
Perfetti – Vilardi – Iafallo
Niederreiter – Lowry – Appleton
Barron – Gustafsson – AJF
Morrissey – DeMelo
Dillon – Pionk
Samberg – Stanley
Hellebuyck (.912 SV%)
Brossoit (.903 SV%)
Puck drop this evening is at 8:00 CST. You can watch the game on TSN 3 or listen in on CJOB.
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